Cebu COVID update: Cebu City is now considered as the epicenter of COVID-19 in the Philippines after it recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.
As of May 11, Cebu City now has 1571 cases, while Quezon City has 1,558 cases of COVID-19.
On May 7, the Department of Health data showed the province of Cebu had recorded 200 cases in one day.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that a “big chunk” of cases in the province came from enclosed facilities, like jails, which she called “clusters.”
COVID Update Cebu and Central Visayas
On May 10, the Department of Health Central Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH CVCHD) through the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center Sub-National Laboratory (VSMMC SNL) has released as of 5:00 pm on May 10 2020, six hundred sixty-three (663) test results; one hundred twelve (112) of which are positive results, with eight (8) being repeat tests of previously confirmed cases.
The one hundred four (104) positive cases have increased the total COVID-19 cases in Central Visayas to one thousand seven hundred eighty-nine (1,789). These are from Cebu City (97), Cebu province (5), and Lapu-Lapu City (2).
There are three (3) additional laboratory negatives from previously confirmed positive cases. Two (2) of them are from Mandaue City, and one (1) is from Lapu-Lapu City.
Additional deaths are added to the regional numbers today. Two (2) of the deaths are residents of Cebu City, and one (1) is from the province of Cebu. One of the deaths recorded is a one-year-old male infant who was declared dead on arrival in a government hospital in Cebu City. We are still getting the details of the final causes of death from the hospitals where they were admitted or the city where they died.
The new confirmed cases and deaths slightly increased the case fatality rate or the percentage of deaths among those who are infected with COVID-19, from 1.36% to 1.45%. It is still lower compared to the global average of 6.4%.
As of Sunday (May 10), the Philippines recorded a total of 10,794 COVID-19, including 1,924 recoveries and 719 deaths.